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ASF can easily be transmitted in water and feed

  • 25 Feb 10:50

African Swine Fever virus (ASFv) can be easily transmitted orally through both water as well as feed, according new US research, although doses required for infection are higher in plant-based feed. That was the conclusion of research by a team of scientists atKansas State University. The team, led by Dr Megan Niederwerder, assistant professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology, researched how ASF virus could spread in feed and feed ingredients. The study was published inEmerging Infectious Diseases, a journal published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ASF levels needed in liquid are very low Dr Niederwerder’s team team found that. Read more...